Do You Want to Eat Well? Consider Sweet Potatoes!

Sweet potatoes are tasty and nutritious.Baked Sweet Potato

They are relatively fast and easy to cook.

They are a wonderful substitute for commonly used white potatoes.

 

Why Sweet Potatoes?

Sweet potatoes are full of vitamins and minerals.  They have vitamin A  (beta carotene), vitamin B, vitamin E, Vitamin C,  potassium, manganese and others. Which means, they are a great antioxidant and are great for you heart and cardiovascular system. They are also good for the brain, nervous system and eyes. Sweet potatoes are excellent for your skin and hair, they are considered as one of the ‘Beauty Foods’.

Sweet potatoes are high in fiber, thus they are good for weight management.

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Are You Still Consuming Hydrogenated Vegetable Oils?

We were told for years that they are safe.zero trans fat

Here is some news:

“The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced its preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food.“1

It seems that the FDA is getting set to classify PHO’s as a food additive and therefore they would become a regulated ingredient. This could mean that food producers would have to reduce or eliminate them from processed foods.

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7 Supper-Foods For Fall

Kid boy eating green apple, isolated on whiteFall vegetables and fruits are packed with needed vitamins to boost your immune system for the upcoming winter season.  Buying seasonal foods are also the least expensive way to eat.  In addition, most of the fall-harvested foods are long lasting and are great for long-term storage.

 

Many people believe that the best diet is a seasonal diet i.e., eat what is in season.

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The Best Alternatives to Organic

What would be a second best option, when organic food is not accessible?photo

 

When we don’t have access to organic food – food labelled as ‘Natural’ quickly comes to mind.  But as you may know, ‘Natural’ is a vague term that has been exploited by clever marketing.  Additionally, by reading the ingredients, you will often discover that there is nothing natural about products that are labelled ‘Natural’.

 

That is why, the second best alternative to ‘organic’ are ‘GMO free’ products.

 

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Is This A New Miracle Oil?

The oil that has been labelled unhealthy in the 60’s has had a major profile change!coconut

Now scientists say:

It prevents weight gain and encourages healthy weight 1 ,

It helps to increase good cholesterol (HDL),

It is suggested as a replacement in cosmetics instead of synthetic oils,

It can slow and even reverse Alzheimer’s, dementia, autism, epilepsy… (see video below)

It is also a natural antibiotic,

And it can boost the cognitive activity of your brain 2

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Avoid These Unpleasant Surprises by Reading Labels

I bet, by now you have heard advice about reading food labels.Checking food labelling

Do you always follow it?

Probably not.

But you should.

Even if you buy organic food, do not assume that all ingredients are good for you.

Assuming the ingredients must be good will set you up for an unpleasant surprise or two.

To illustrate, let me give you an example.

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